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Table 7 Purpose of the most recent psychotropic use among psychotropic users -- ESCAPAD 2003

From: Psychotropic medication in the French child and adolescent population: prevalence estimation from health insurance data and national self-report survey data

  To cure an illness Against anxiety To sleep To be stimulated For fun After a traumatic event Other
girls 21.2% 71.5% 57.7% 8.5% 1.9% 0.9% 1.4%
boys 28.2% 40.1% 54.5% 9.4% 5.5% 0.4% 1.0%
All 23.3% 62.3% 56.8% 8.8% 3.0% 0.8% 1.3%